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Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The admission
process

Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to Reformation Bible College. Below you’ll find comprehensive information on our admission requirements and procedures. Should you find your questions are not fully answered here, you can find more information in our college catalog or please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.


Admission Requirements and application procedures

The credentials leading to admission to one of RBC’s undergraduate programs encompass a range of factors, including educational background, intellectual achievement, personal and spiritual maturity, and vocational aspirations. All applicants must successfully complete a public, private, or homeschool high school (or its equivalent) program prior to enrollment at RBC.

Undergraduate application requirements include:

  • Complete an RBC online application.
  • $35 application fee
  • Official high school transcript. Transcripts must indicate that the applicant has or will have received a high school degree, a general equivalency diploma (GED), or the equivalent, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale.
  • Official college transcript required, if you have completed 12 or more college credit hours. GPA of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale.
  • Results from one of the following: the American College Test (ACT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or The Classic Learning Test (CLT), unless these scores appear on the student’s official high school transcript. The SAT code for Reformation Bible College is 6202 and the ACT code is 5019. Scores are not required of applicants who are 25 or older, or for applicants who have completed 15+ hours of college credit with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Church reference
  • Academic reference
  • 4-6 page writing sample written by the applicant within the last year.
  • 1-2 page Christian experience essay, explaining how the student came to faith in Christ, their assurance of salvation, and their spiritual growth.
  • E-mail of parental acknowledgement from applicant’s parent/guardian (not applicable for applicants who are 21 or older, or no longer claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian).

Audit requirements include:

  • Complete an RBC online application. You can find course offerings for the Fall 2018 semester here.
  • $35 application fee
  • E-mail of parental acknowledgement from applicant’s parent/guardian (not applicable for applicants who are 21 or older, or no longer claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian).

Dual Enrollment requirements include:


Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester

MARCH
1
Early Application Deadline

Applicants who apply by this deadline receive priority consideration and a $250 scholarship toward full-time tuition.

APRIL
1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Applicants receive priority consideration for financial aid and $250 scholarship toward full-time tuition

MAY
1
Regular Application and Financial Aid Deadline

Applications received after this date will be reviewed as space permits.

June
1
Enrollment Deposit Deadline and Registration Begins

Spring Semester

SEPTEMBER
1
Early Application Deadline

Applicants who apply by this deadline receive priority consideration and a $250 scholarship toward full-time tuition.

OCTOBER
1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Applicants receive priority consideration for financial aid and $250 scholarship toward full-time tuition

NOVEMBER
1
Regular Application and Financial Aid Deadline

Applications received after this date will be reviewed as space permits.

DECEMBER
1
Registration Begins

Enrollment Deposit

Once you are accepted for study at RBC, a $300 enrollment deposit must be received no later than June 1.* If you are accepted within the month prior to registration, you are required to submit the deposit immediately upon receipt of the acceptance letter. The deposit is applied against the first semester’s tuition charges; however, the deposit is non-refundable in the event that the student does not enroll.

*Space is limited and a class seat cannot be guaranteed until an enrollment deposit is received.

Transfer of credit from another institution

Transferability of credits earned at another institution and transferred to RBC is at the discretion of RBC. For coursework to be considered for transfer credit, students must have earned a grade of C or above or a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when transferring an AA degree for degree completion.

Applicants who wish to transfer credits earned from an undergraduate program at another institution must make that request in writing with their application and must submit both an official transcript and a catalog description of the courses taken from the previous institution to the Registrar’s Office. Those transferring credit from another undergraduate program must take at least the final 30 credit hours at RBC.

Degree Completion

For those wishing to pursue the degree completion track, they must have an AA degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, or 60 hours of well rounded undergraduate work with individual course grades of 2.0 or above and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. If the student is transferring 60 credits as opposed to a completed AA degree, those credits are subject to the review of the registrar’s office and will be handled in accordance with our transfer policy, which you can find in our catalog.

Advanced standing or multiple degree specializations

Students entering RBC who wish to take proficiency exams to earn advanced standing credit in their chosen degree specialization or who wish to take multiple degree specializations must submit a written petition to do so to the registrar’s office.

TOEFL and TWE scores

Any applicant whose primary language is something other than English must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Applicants must achieve the following minimum scores on each section of the test: Writing — 22; Speaking — 23; Reading — 21; Listening — 17 for a combined score of no less than 83.

Dual Enrollment and Audit Students

Non-degree seeking students fall into two categories:

  1. Audit students who are not enrolled in undergraduate programs at other institutions but wish to take courses at RBC without seeking to complete a program of study.
  2. Dual enrollment students who desire to take classes for credit while in undergraduate programs at other institutions or while enrolled in high school. All dual enrollment students must be a minimum of 15 years of age, and must be a junior or senior in high school, according to credits completed. Dual enrollment students are eligible for 1 free course per semester until high school graduation, for a maximum of four free courses.

Applicants who meet the requirements for, and are accepted as non-degree seeking students, may register for classes under the above-mentioned circumstances and as space is available. You can find course offerings for the Fall 2018 semester here.

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Tuition and costs

At RBC, we make a biblically sound, theologically rich education affordable. Our desire is to offer an educational opportunity to all who qualify for admission. Due to the generosity of our donors, tuition at RBC is about 55 percent less than the average tuition at other U.S. colleges and universities. Because of increasing costs, tuition charges and other general and special fees may change from time to time.

TUITION PER SEMESTER AND FEES
Full-time (12-18 credit hours) flat rate $5,220
Part-time Tuition (1-11 credit hours) per credit hour $435
More than 18 hours, flat rate plus credit hour $5,220 + $435 PER CREDIT OVER 18.
Full-time Technology Fee per semester non-refundable $140
Part-time Technology Fee per course non-refundable $35
Student Activity Fee per semester non-refundable - For students enrolled in two or more courses $100
Audit Fee per credit hour $100
Dual Enrollment Fee per credit hour SEE "NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT" SECTION UNDER ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION AND FIRST TIME ENROLLMENT FEES
Application Fee non-refundable $35
First Time Enrollment deposit non-refundable. This fee goes toward tuition costs. $300
First Time Auditor Application Fee non-refundable $35
First Time Dual Enrollment Application Fee non-refundable $20
OTHER FEES
Graduation Fee non-refundable $75
Payment Deferral Application Fee $50
Student ID Replacement Fee non-refundable $10
Transcript Fee non-refundable $5
LATE FEES
Late Registration Fee non-refundable - For returning students only $50

For more information, please contact us.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

We have a variety of financial aid options available for incoming and returning students. Nearly every student who applies for financial aid will receive some type of assistance.

We’d love to work with you to create a financial aid package that will suit your needs. Please call 888-RBC-1517 x1168 or email us to learn more about the financial aid options that may be available to you.

NEED-BASED GRANTS:

Financial Need-Based Grants are awarded based on the assessed financial need of a student’s immediate family and do not have to be repaid. RBC uses the College Board PROFILE to determine eligibility for financial need-based grants. To apply for a grant:

  • Complete the PROFILE application
  • Submit $25 application fee to The College Board
  • Submit results to RBC, using code number 6202.

Returning students must reapply for financial need-based grants by completing a PROFILE annually.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

RBC offers a variety of scholarships for both incoming and returning students. To apply for scholarships, complete the RBC General Scholarship Application and submit to us.

The award amounts listed below assume full-time enrollment for one academic year.

  • Early Application Deadline Scholarship This $250 scholarship is awarded to applicants who apply to RBC by March 1st.
  • Financial Aid Priority Deadline Scholarship This $250 scholarship is awarded to applicants who complete all financial aid applications by April 1st.
  • Ligonier Ministries Academic Merit Scholarship This scholarship is available to incoming students pursuing AATS or BATS degrees. Awards range from $500 to $3,000 and are determined by academic merit. GPA, standardized test scores, writing samples, and extracurricular achievements will be considered as part of the scholarship application.
  • Foundation Year Scholarship This scholarship is available to incoming students enrolling in the Foundation Year program. Awards range from $500 to $3,000 and are determined by academic merit. GPA, standardized test scores, writing samples, and extracurricular achievements will be considered as part of the scholarship application.
  • Ambassador Scholarship Ask the financial aid team for more information about this pastor-recommended scholarship.
  • New Student Scholarship This $500 scholarship is awarded to new students during their first academic year.

DISCOUNTS:

RBC offers a variety of discounts:

  • Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to take one free class per semester for up to four semesters.
  • The Full-Time Christian Worker discount offers a 35 percent tuition discount for dependents of pastors, missionaries, or select other full-time Christian workers.
  • Siblings enrolled in RBC courses at the same time will receive a 5 percent tuition discount.
  • Eligible veterans qualify for a full tuition discount.
  • Spouses of currently enrolled full-time RBC students will receive a 50 percent tuition discount, for up to six credits per semester.
  • Alumni and spouses of current students may audit one free course per semester.
  • Clergy may audit one free course per year.
 

Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and its subsidiary Reformation Bible College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other organizational-administered programs.

Academic Calendar,
2018-2019

Fall 2018

AUGUST
10
Orientation
AUGUST
13
First day of Fall classes
SEPTEMBER
3
Labor Day
SEPTEMBER
14
Convocation
SEPTEMBER
15
Always Ready Conference
OCTOBER
1-5
Fall Break
NOVEMBER
19
Last day of classes
NOVEMBER
20-23
Thanksgiving Break
NOVEMBER
26-30
Reading days
DECEMBER
3-6
Exams

Spring 2019

JANUARY
7
First Day of Spring classes
JANUARY
21
Winter Conference
FEBRUARY-MARCH
25-1
Spring Break
MARCH
14-16
Ligonier National Conference
APRIL
15-19
Easter Break
APRIL
12
Last Day of Classes
APRIL
22-26
Reading Days
APRIL-MAY
29-2
Exams
MAY
3
Commencement
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Accreditation

“RBC is an unaccredited college and is in compliance with Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes pursuant to religious institutions. The Commission for Independent Education has determined that RBC has met the requirements of state law and is not subject to governmental oversight.

RBC has worked to develop solid relationships with several leading seminaries in the United States. These seminaries have been impressed by the caliber of our students and the rigor of our curriculum. They have agreed to honor our students’ RBC credentials for application to their programs.”


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